Broken Heart

A breaking heart feels so alone—
Tearing, aching, grieving groans
Where contentment once abode
Darkness now has come.


He clutches at his aching chest;
The agony won’t let him rest,
His sobs are filled with gnawing “why’s”
As in his hopelessness he cries
To One who listens in the skies.


And as the tears tumble and flow
He wonders why God whips him so.
It surely would be nice to know.

And even if the answers came,
Life would never be the same.
He fights and kicks against the change,
Feeling disabled, even lame.

And as the tears finally subside,
Numbness now wells up inside;
Feelings dulled, no more he weeps,
Finally closes his eyes and sleeps.

And God reaches down from up above,
Wraps His child in arms of love,
Gentle arms that hold him tight,
Tender voice from Heaven’s heights,
Says, “I heard you crying here tonight;
Everything’s going to be alright.

“Don’t be afraid of all the change
Even though it seems so strange.
I understand just how you feel;
My pain at Calvary was also real,
But I died your wounds to heal.

“Joy will be yours once more,
Even better than it was before.
Trust Me.”


“I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and give them joy for their sorrow.”  Jeremiah 31:13b  (NASB)

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”  Psalm 30:5  (NKJV)


(This is one of my old poems; unfortunately, I didn’t date it, so I’m not sure when exactly I wrote it.)

9 thoughts on “Broken Heart

  1. That poem is amazing. Thank you Ruth.


    “I cannot help the helpless, but I can love them, pray with them, and bring them to the throne of grace to find help in a time of need. I cannot show them the way, but I can “show them God,” as the theologian John Piper says.This is my blessing.”

    David Roper

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for pointing me here as I focus on the joy that comes in the morning after losing my dad. It was really sweet of you to share it with me and I hope that those who’ve faced loss will be encouraged as well.
    Blessings and smiles!
    Marva | sunSPARKLEshine

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  3. Blessings and smiles to you as well, Marva! 🙂 If you know someone who would be blessed from reading this, feel free to share it with them! In the meantime, soak up some sunshine for me, and smile up at Him who causes the sun to shine and who rejoices to give us joy!


  4. Amen! Beautifully written..Praise God that He is faithful and replaces our times of despair with glorious joy. Oh that we would be quick to seek Him wholeheartedly in the good times and in the not so good.

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